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Rocky, my dog, has been throwing up for two days, still very

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Rocky, my dog, has been throwing up for two days, still very playful, still eating, sometimes it is brown with his food in it and then other times it is white mucus like.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 8 years ago.



How old is your dog?


Up to date on vaccines?

Any possibility that he may have gotten into something he shouldn't have?

Is he an 'eater-of-objects', like rocks, ect?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Rocky is 9 months old, not been neutered, no vaccines. Has not got into anything as I no of. The only thing I know that he eats other than his food is dirt and grass.
Expert:  Lisa replied 8 years ago.
Has he been around other dogs?

Gone to places like dog parks, pet stores, ect?

What kind of dog is Rocky?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Rocky has not been around any other dogs, house dog only goes outside when he needs to, hasn't been anywhere else.


Rocky is mix cocker spaXXXXX, XXXXX't know what mix with

Expert:  Lisa replied 8 years ago.

In that case, since we've ruled out ingestion of a toxin, ingestion of a foreign object that could have caused an obstruction, and the possibility of something like Parvo or Distemper...I think we should treat it as a case of gastrointestinal upset (upset tummy).


The gold standard for treatment vomiting in a dog is fasting. Generally vomiting is acute (meaning it comes on quickly) and can be taken care of without much trouble.

If this were my dog, I'd fast him for 24 hours (providing he doesn't have any underlying diseases such as diabetes that require he eat every few hours). No treats, no food, nothing. You can leave a small amount of water available, but don't allow him to drink too much at one time (placing ice cubes in his bowl so that he can't gulp water will help).

After the 24 hours, I'd offer a bland diet of boiled rice and boiled hamburger (3 parts rice to 1 part burger) in VERY small amounts (perhaps 1/4 c every hour or so) for the next 24 hours. Once you start feeding the rice mixture, monitor the dog for recurring vomiting. If the vomiting doesn't start again, you can begin slowly mix in his kibble over the next few days until you're back to just kibble.

If the vomiting persists for more than another day or so, or if your dog becomes lethargic, begins to have diarrhea or shows other 'unusual' signs, you should have him seen by a vet, just to rule out any sort of illness or parasite infection.

I hope this helps!

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